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  • Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press, Jan. 28 2013 Three automakers have banded together in an attempt to get fuel cell vehicles on the road faster. Ford, Nissan and Daimler said today they have signed a 3-way agreement for joint development of a common fuel system which they anticipate will enable them to put affordable, mass market fuel cell electric vehicles on the road as early as 2017. Read more…

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  • Daimler, Obama trumpet plan to build complete powertrains in 1 plant

    Daimler, Obama trumpet plan to build complete powertrains in 1 plant

    by Theresa Clift Automotive News December 11, 2012 DETROIT — Starting in 2015, Daimler AG says it will have the first North American plant to produce a fully integrated powertrain — transmissions, axles and engines with turbochargers — for commercial vehicles under one roof. With President Obama on hand for the announcement Monday, Daimler said it will spend $120 million on its Detroit Diesel plant in suburban Redford, Mich. The expansion will create 115 jobs… “By putting everything together in [...]

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  • Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    By JEFF PLUNGIS Bloomberg May 30, 2012 Daimler AG (DAI)‘s Freightliner unit demonstrated a heavy-duty truck that got 9.3 miles per gallon under realistic driving conditions, becoming the first company in the U.S. to reach fuel-economy goals set by President Barack Obama‘s administration. Read more…  

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